Thursday 8 August 1985
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Shout by Tears For Fears.
In UK Frankie by Sister Sledge was in the top 5 hits.
Real Genius, directed by Martha Coolidge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985
while Skeleton Crew by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 8 August 1985 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Brayan Ruiz: Costa Rican footballer.
- Toby Flood: English Rugby Union player.
- Ryan Koolwijk: Dutch footballer.
- James Morgan: Welsh actor and producer.
- Brett Ratliff: American football player.
- Louise Brooks: American dancer, actress, and movie historian (d. 1985).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1985 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Tears For Fears - Shout
- Huey Lewis & The News - Power Of Love
- Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away
- Corey Hart - Never Surrender
- Sting - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
- Whitney Houston - You Give Good Love
- Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love
- Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days
- DeBarge - Who's Holding Donna Now
- The Power Station - Get It On (Bang A Gong)
Make this date unforgettable
CD and DVD Birthday Cards
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 8 August 1985 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?